WORLD

Experts Say New Zealand Should Keep Virus Elimination Plan

0
FILE - In this April 19, 2021, file photo passengers arriving from Sydney at the Wellington International Airport hug loved ones in Wellington, New Zealand. An expert group advising the government believes it is realistic for the country to maintain its zero-tolerance approach, which has included strict lockdowns for even small outbreaks, once it begins to reopen its borders. (AP Photo/Nick Perry, File)

(AP) — Only 26 people in New Zealand have died from the coronavirus since the pandemic began, after the nation of 5 million managed to completely stamp it out its spread. But a big question has arisen. Is it realistic for the country to maintain its zero-tolerance approach, which has included strict lockdowns for even small outbreaks, once it begins to reopen its borders?

The answer from an expert group advising the government is a resounding “Yes.” Chaired by epidemiologist David Skegg, the group said in a highly anticipated report released Wednesday that it believes it’s possible to maintain an elimination strategy even after more people start arriving.

 

Landlord Kills 2, Wounds 1 In Rent Dispute, Vegas Police Say

Previous article

‘We fought a great battle’: Greece Defends Wildfire Response

Next article

You may also like

More in WORLD